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CODE 101312
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the mechanisms of national and regional economic systems. The training will be integrated with other modules in the students’ curriculum, providing the basic skills required to critically evaluate information on macroeconomic facts at a local and global level.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the fundamental ideas behind economics. After an introduction to the most important recurring concepts of economic science, particular attention will be paid to the tools of supply and demand, the concept of surplus and the concept of allocative efficiency. The behaviour of firms will then be discussed, with particular reference to production costs and different market forms. Finally, the course will aim to provide the tools to understand the meaning of the main macroeconomic variables. At the end of the course the student will have acquired an effective ability to understand the main micro and macro economic concepts, will be able to master the typical language of economic science, will have developed adequate learning skills to deepen autonomously the knowledge learnt, and will be able to reflect on current news with greater awareness.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lectures. Any changes will be announced on Aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Introductory Concepts to Economics
  • Supply and Demand
  • Elasticity
  • Externalities
  • Production Costs
  • Market Forms
  • GDP and Macroeconomic Quantities
  • Banks and Money
  • Aggregate Supply and Demand


More details will be provided on AulaWeb.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mankiw, N. G. L'essenziale di economia. Zanichelli. Settima Edizione. 2021

Any other material indicated in class and made available to students.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FABIO CAFFARENA (President)

CHIARA BAGGETTA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Second Semester Course. Please consult the DISFOR Calendar for further details.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Students' preparation is assessed by means of an oral examination.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Written examination will be dedicated to assess key knowledge while the oral assessment will be focused on the critical discussion of key economics concepts.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
24/05/2024 11:00 SAVONA Scritto
07/06/2024 11:00 SAVONA Scritto
21/06/2024 11:00 SAVONA Scritto
12/07/2024 11:00 SAVONA Scritto
06/09/2024 11:00 SAVONA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is not compulsory but strongly recommended.